This pack contains 2 fun, hands-on centers and 5 passages for main idea designed for the early grades.
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Center #1 Main Idea Mystery!
You need 10 brown paper bags or manila envelopes. (The envelopes are easier to store for use another year.) Print out and laminate the mystery labels and the clues. Once cut out, attach a mystery label to the front of each bag or envelope. Put the matching set of cards in the bag or envelope. All cards are labeled for easy storage and clean up. Students will explore each mystery bag/envelope and determine the main idea and record on the recording sheet. I like to print the recording sheet on colored cardstock and them laminate it. I can then reuse it and save copies! I also included an answer key for you.
Teacher Suggestion: I like following this up with my students by allowing them to create their own mystery bags! I just give them a Ziploc bag and 3-4 white index cards and 1 colored card. On the colored card, I have them write their main idea. On the 3-4 index cards they draw and label the related "key details". As a class we have fun guessing the other students' main ideas as they share. :) **
Center #2 Main Idea Ice Cream Match Up
It also works well as a small group activity.
There are 10 cones each with a different main idea. Each cone has 4 related key details on separate scoops of ice cream. Students match the scoops to the cones.
Students read the passage 3x and then write the main idea and 2 key details. 3 of the passages are fiction and 2 are nonfiction.
**I also included a main idea graphic organizer that can be used with any book.**
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